Address: 10440 Little
Patuxent Parkway
Suite 300
Phone: 410.531.1619

Cynthia M. Lifson

Sole Practitioner

Location: Columbia, Maryland
Phone: 410-988-4209 | Toll Free: 866-505-2759
Fax: 410-740-5603

Cynthia M. Lifson graduated from Smith College, majoring in government, and from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a Master’s Degree in international relations. Prior to her admission to the bar, Cynthia worked in Washington, D.C. as a lobbyist for business interests and as a researcher on international projects related to developing nations.

Cynthia opened her law office on the first Monday in October of 1993. She currently concentrates on matters related to families, and provides services in the areas of domestic relations, estates and trusts, and small business. She also serves as a mediator and collaborative law practitioner. Since 1994, she has been the legislative counsel to the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. In representing citizens dealing with domestic violence before the Maryland General Assembly, Cynthia has been involved in the passage of over 70 statutes affecting Maryland’s civil and criminal laws and rules of procedure in the state courts.

Cynthia has written articles on diverse legal topics for local journals and is an active volunteer in various professional and service organizations and in her community in Central Maryland.

Areas of Practice

Family Law
Child Support
Custody & Visitation
Estate Planning
Wills and Trusts
Advance Health Care Directives
Financial Powers of Attorney
Collaborative Law Practitioner

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1991
District of Columbia, 1992


University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, District of Columbia
Master’s Degree
Major: International Relations
University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Professional Associations and Memberships

Maryland State Bar Association
Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Services
Howard County Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
Howard County Collaborative Professionals
Women’s Law Center of Maryland

Pro Bono Activities

Community Foundation of Howard County
Women’s Giving Circle
Family Law Assistance Project, Circuit Court for Howard County